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Ministering Children's League, Tasmanian Branch


The Ministering Children’s League was a British organisation founded in 1884, with branches operating globally and across Australia. The League conducted charitable work, such as supporting, fundraising for, and running various institutions such as hospitals, respite/convalescent homes, and children’s homes. The League was non-sectarian and included adult and child members. It operated with the objective that its members should do at least one good deed a day, and should promote an unselfish and charitable character.

The Tasmanian branch of the Ministering Children’s League was established in 1892. It ran a convalescent home for children at Evansdale and St Leonards, near Launceston, between 1900 and 1953. In 2005, following declining membership, the decision was made to dissolve the League in Tasmania, and remaining funds were donated to the Sunshine Association of Tasmania.

Records of the Tasmanian branch were donated to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in 2006. They consist of legal records (e.g. branch constitution), meeting minutes, annual reports, financial statements, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, and photographs. The collection does not appear to contain administrative records of the children’s convalescent home, however may contain some items relating to it.

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